Ricoh Launching New Book Publishing Event

At the Next Chapter, Diskey will lead a discussion on the U.S. educational publishing market and the various challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

• Dave White, vice president, Quark

White joined Quark in November 2008 as vice president of alliances and emerging technology. With nearly two decades in the publishing software industry, he is responsible for leading the development of Quark’s strategic partnerships and identifying business opportunities across the company’s desktop and enterprise business. With extensive knowledge of a broad range of science and technology, White has helped define XML standards and has spoken at a variety of publishing conferences.

White will talk about the current and future technologies for the book publishing industry.

• Jim Lichtenberg, president, Lightspeed
Since the early 1990s, Lichtenberg has been consulting and writing about the evolution of the Internet, information technology, and digital books. As president of Lightspeed, he provides strategic counsel to clients in general business and book publishing including: The Conference Board, The Book Manufacturers Institute, Dell, Lightning Source, Houghton Mifflin, the American Library Association and the National Information Standards Organization. As a board member of the Book Industry Study Group, Lichtenberg is leading an industry effort to assess the potential of RFID technology in the publishing value chain.

During the conference, Lichtenberg will provide insight into various publishing trends, workflow issues, and e-content debates.

• Marco Boer, vice president, IT Strategies
Boer is a trusted consultant to the digital industry and focuses on product planning for graphics, transaction, and publishing printers as well as emerging industrial digital printing applications. Prior to joining IT Strategies, he was manager of International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Printer Market Research service.

During his session at The Next Chapter, Boer will discuss the current state of today’s book industry and reveal his thoughts regarding its direction for the upcoming year.

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